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/ 2 March 2008

Chippy Shaik stripped of doctorate

Shamim ”Chippy” Shaik has been stripped of his doctorate degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal without reason, his brother and lawyer Yunis Shaik said on Sunday. Last year, media reports said that ”more than two-thirds” of Shaik’s 2003 PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the then-University of Natal had been plagiarised

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/ 27 January 2008

Selective outrage: on racism and rape at UKZN

As SRC officials and African staff at the University of KwaZulu-Natal we consider it necessary to indicate our position on the alleged rape of an American student at UKZN — and specifically to reply to "On race and rape at UKZN" (November 6) by Lubna Nadvi. We condemn the rape of any student or staff member, regardless of their race or class.